The crosstables of the 2020 tournament and full details of the results in all four sections can be found on the website by searching for ‘Kidlington’ via the Tournament-Database page there.
The games from the Open section will also be found there as well as under the Games tab on this site. So far the games from the first four rounds of the Open have been transcribed and uploaded.

I have now posted a list of prizewinners under the ‘Kidlington 2020’ tab. I expect to post a tournament report in the next day or two.

Deadline for entries

At 11am on Sunday 26 January we have 158 entries.

Entries for the coming weekend’s tournament will continue to be accepted until either 9pm on Thursday 30 January or we reach our full capacity of 190 entries, whichever comes first. After that, no further entries will be accepted.

So if you intend to enter, please do not delay. Otherwise you risk disappointment.


Entries update

At 4pm on Wednesday 15 January, we had received 102 entries:
Open: 11
U180: 29
U145: 33
U120: 29.

A page listing the entrants so far for each section can be found under the Kidlington 2020 tab. This will be updated daily as further entries are received.

Although 81 entrants have successfully used the online form under the Kidlington 2020 tab to enter, we have received three reports from entrants for whom only the title of the form displayed and not the form itself.
I apologize for the inconvenience, but in these cases we have arranged a workaround to enable the players to enter.

Meanwhile, we shall be trying to discover the cause of the problem in this very small number of cases. If the same tiresome difficulty should present itself to you, please email me (‘gerard’ followed by ‘@’ followed by ‘’) so that we can resolve the issue. Thank you.


Entries so far

At Sunday 29 December, we had received 28 entries:
Open: 2
U180: 10
U145: 10
U120: 6.

A page listing the entrants so far for each section has now been added under the Kidlington 2020 tab. This will be regularly updated as further entries are received.

Preparations under way for Kidlington 2020

Forms for postal entry are now available for examination or download (under the ‘Kidlington 2020’ tab) on this website or via the ECF Tournament Calendar.

An online entry form (with entry fee payable via PayPal) should be available on this website in the next few days.

7th Witney Chess Congress (2 & 3 November 2019)

The Open section at last weekend’s Witney Congress was also the first leg of the 2019-20 Oxfordshire Individual Championship. The second and final leg is the Open section at Kidlington.

The outright winner of Witney’s Open section was Oxford University’s Filip Mihov, with 4.5/5, a point ahead of FM David Zakarian and Paul Girdlestone on 3.5/5.

Another Oxford University player, Otto Rasanen, was among those tied on 3 points, and Cumnor’s Nick Burrows and Nigel Moyse both scored 2.5 points, as did young Dimitrios Levon Zakarian.

Perhaps not all these players will enter Kidlington, and not all of them look likely at this stage to be eligible for the Oxfordshire Individual Championship (for eligibility criteria, see the relevant page under the ‘Kidlington 2020’ tab), but I hope the second leg will produce a hard-fought contest for the title, especially in the absence from Witney of Marcus Harvey, the current Oxfordshire Champion.